Biosystems in Environmental Engineering

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Course No: 14.577; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

Course covers the fundamental aspects of microbiology as they pertain to environmental engineering. The course serves as a basis for the understanding of biological water/wastewater treatment processes. Topics include: introduction to fundamental microbiology (i.e. macromolecules, genetics, and expression), metabolism (anabolism/catabolism, fermentation/respiration, electron acceptors, electron donors, aerobes, anaerobes, heterotrophs, and chemolithotrophs), biodegradation (kinetics of biological growth, pollutant availability), and energetics of growth (thermodynamics), microbial ecology, pathogen, toxicology, and biosensors.

Prerequisites & Notes

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  • Credits: 3;

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